Friday, January 14, 2011

Gatty: The Book of Sun-Dials

The Book of Sun-Dials by Mrs. Alfred Gatty (1900)
This marvelous book all about sun-dials, abundantly illustrated, contains a huge appendix of sun-dial mottoes, including hundreds of sun-dial mottoes in Latin, beginning on p. 203. For digitized text, you can find a long list of Latin sundial mottoes (with Spanish translations), compiled from Gatty and other sources, at the Sundials on the Internet website. Here is a sun-dial with the motto Tempus fugit:


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